Pop sensations Rita Ora, Jason Derulo to headline Israeli music festival

The music superstars will take the stage in Rishon Lezion in August.

Jason Derulo to light up Rishon Lezion (photo credit: Courtesy)
Jason Derulo to light up Rishon Lezion
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Jason Derulo and Rita Ora – two of the biggest names in pop and R&B music today – will be heading to Israel this summer, joining a long list of summer concerts in the Holy Land. The two performers will take the stage at the Rishon Lezion Live Park on August 1 as part of the first ever “Lollipop Summer Festival.”
They’ll be joined by local talent including Eliad Nahum, Axum and Adi Ulmansky.
Derulo, a 28-year-old global sensation in the pop and hip-hop world, is best known for his songs “Talk Dirty,” “Wiggle,” “Ridin’ Solo” and “In My Head.” He has sold more than 30 million singles over his decade-long career, and collaborated with Demi Lovato, Pitbull, Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez.
Ora, a British singer and actress, has been seen as a judge on The Voice and The X Factor in the UK. Her hit singles “How We Do (Party),” “R.I.P.” and “I Will Never Let You Down” have all hit the No. 1 spot on the British charts. Earlier this year she released “For You” with Liam Payne, which has already been viewed almost 100 million times on You- Tube. The song was released as part of the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack; Ora has starred in all three of the popular Fifty Shades movies.
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Derulo was last in Israel in 2016 for a concert at the same venue in Rishon Lezion.
While there he posted a photo on Twitter with the caption: “Life changing trip 2 Israel. The holy land indeed! Blessed 2 c the many wonders of the world.” He also has more than a passing interest in the Israeli music scene; his 2013 smash hit “Talk Dirty” samples a track from the Israeli band Balkan Beat Box. Derulo used a clip of “Hermetico” from the Middle East-inspired group’s 2007 album Nu Med.
Tickets for the festival go on sale April 8 at 6 p.m. via Ticketmaster, and will sell for NIS 335 each.